Marketplace for Wednesday, October 2, 2013
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Both parties are using the government shutdown to raise money and it’s working -- for now. Plus, there's a good chance the government won't release monthly jobs numbers this Friday – so what happens to economists’ ability to assess any recovery, or other economic shift, if government data dries up? Also, if you’re an insurance agent, now you know how all those travel agents felt when Expedia came online. And finally, best-selling author Tom Clancy died yesterday at age 66. Clancy was also a video game magnate and Hollywood hit machine.
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Posted In: Malcolm Gladwell, underdog
Author Malcolm Gladwell's latest book, "David and Goliath," explains why underdogs can win -- if they realize they're not really underdogs.
Posted In: government shutdown 2013, Labor Department, jobs report
There's a good chance the government won't release monthly jobs numbers this Friday -- so what happens to economists’ ability to assess any recovery?
Posted In: government shutdown 2013, politics
Both parties are using the government shutdown to raise money and it’s working -- for now.
Posted In: Wall Street, investment banks, Bankers, Barclays
Barclays gets super-casual Fridays -- sneakers and jeans allowed -- but old-time bankers aren't impressed.
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